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Thu Feb 28
Ludlow, Taunton
Fri Mar 01
Doncaster, Newbury
Sat Mar 02
Doncaster, Kelso, Newbury

The Grand National 2019

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps cards from Wincanton and Carlisle as well as flat cards from Southwell and Chelmsford.  David has one runner today as Mr Clarkson (pictured above) contests the 2m5½f handicap hurdle at 2.10pm.  Our seven year old won four times in 2017 although he has not reproduced that form in two starts since an absence.  He is now on a decent mark although he would have to improve on recent outings.  David Noonanis in the saddle and will be hoping for a step back in the right direction today.  Tom Scudamore has to wait until the last race of the day before he picks up a spare ride on Who Shot JR...no that's not an 80's US drama trivia question, that is the name of his horse!

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps cards from Catterick and Fontwell as well as all weather flat fixtures from Lingfield and Kempton.  As far as I am aware Lingfield, Fontwell and Kempton are not that far apart...I'm not sure the people in race planning have really thought that one through properly.  In fact, I would have thought that the same bookmakers would have done both tracks.  David Noonan has picked up a couple of outside rides at Fontwell today, whilst Tom Scu must be taking the day off.  It must be a difficult time for jockeys at the moment with the Cheltenham Festival just around the corner - that is the place where they all want to ride and they certainly won't want to be taking any falls now (not that they ever want them!).

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There are three meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps cards for Exeter and Newcastle as well as an all-weather flat card from Wolverhampton.  The stable has just one runner at Exeter today as Buster Edwards contests the 2m7f novices' hurdle at 2.45pm.  He finished third in an Irish point-to-point on good ground before running a cracker when runner-up at Worcester.  This looks like a competitive race with some decent prospects in the line-u pand this is his first run since September 2017 so he is entitled to improve, but 25/1 looks like a big price to me and he has an each-way chance under Tom Scudamore.

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There are three meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps cards from Southwell and Fakenham as well as an all-weather flat card from Wolverhampton.  There are no runners from Pond House today, although both Tom Scudamore and David Noonan have picked up outside rides at Fakenham.  Talking of Tom Scu, he went all the way to Sedgefield yesterday for two rides and they both won.  I usually take notice when a jockey or a trainer travels to a distant meeting...I just wish I had taken note this time!

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 David Noonan in action on the Sand Gallop

There are just two jumps cards today at Huntingdon and Sedgefield.  Tom Scu goes up to Sedgefield for three rides of which a couple look to have good chances.  Over in Ireland there is racing at Leopardstown.  Gordon Elliott has nine runners and he looks a man to follow this afternoon.  If you like to follow jockey's tips then Sam Twiston-Davies has said that his Cheltenham Festival banker is Al Dancer.  He does look a very progressive horse who I have been very impressed with but over the years I have found jockey's to be very bad tipsters.  Time will tell!!

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          Friday Night Light - Sad Loss

Today there are five meetings.  Jumps cards at Newbury, Doncaster and Kelso plus flat cards at Lingfield and Chelmsford.  David does not have any runners today but Tom Scu has some rides at Newbury.  The best of these looks to be Molineaux at 4.15pm.  They have the Bloor Homes charity race at Newbury at 5.25pm and I see Jimmy Frost is riding one for Neil Mulholland.  Unfortunately Jimmy is no where near as stylish as daughter Bryony but he is pretty effective!  Good luck to Jimmy and everyone taking part, it should be a good watch.

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps cards from Newbury and Doncaster as well as flat fixtures from Lingfield and Newcastle.  David has a runner at both meetings today with Friday Night Light at Newbury and Legal History at Doncaster.  Friday Night Light (pictured above) contests the 2m4½f conditional jockeys' handicap hurdle at 1.45pm.  He was runner-up at Market Rasen last time out on good ground and this slightly softer surface should help.  He has won at the track and looks to have decent claims once again under Kieron Edgar.  Over at Doncaster, Legal History is favourite for the conditional jockeys' handicap hurdle at 2.10pm.  A decent performer on the flat, he has shaped promisingly against some useful opposition on his two starts over timber and looks to have a very good chance today under Fergus Gregory.  There is still a 25% share available in him and this looks like a good chance to own a winner...not many people can lay claim to that!  Further details can be found by clicking here...

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